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>> could you take me to the grand canyon? >> well, today we went riding go-carts. good morning. i'm alison kosik and we begin this "new day" with breaking news out of hong kong. cnn has learned admitted nsa leaker edward snowden is not there anymore. reports say he is on a plane to russia and possibly on way to a third country. his exit from hong kong comes after criminal charges were revealed against him. those charges include theft from the government and two espionage charges. cnn's senior international correspondent nic robertson is live in hong kong this morning. so, nic, the u.s. had just asked hong kong's government to get snowden so he could be extradited, so why was he allowed to get on this flight? >> reporter: well, we've got a statement now from the hong kong
government. they've been absolutely tight-lipped about edward snowden ever since he arrived here. now they've issued quite a lengthy statement. and what they're saying is that edward snowden left freely, legally of his own free will earlier today, believed to be on board a flight to the united stat states, russia, a commercial flight. but some of the details here we're getting from the hong kong government are very revealing and they sort of hint at the potential for some sort of diplomatic dust-up here between the united states and hong kong. what is the hong kong government saying? they're saying that they did get that request to apply an arrest warrant to edward snowden because of these charges in the united states. the hong kong government is saying that there wasn't enough -- the legal requirements that they needed to issue an arrest warrant here weren't matched by the information they received from the united states. that's why they didn't issue an arrest warrant, and that appears to have given edward snowden the
legal window to leave the country freely. he wasn't wanted, he wasn't on a watch list, but there's a kicker to this note as well, this press release from the hong kong government here. they're also saying that they are now going to write to the united states and ask, to president obama, and ask why, because of the information provided by edward snowden, why was the united states hacking computers here in hong kong and china. so, this not only letting edward snowden go, but you have this other issue brewing as well now, alison. >> so, is this kind of like hong kong thumbing its nose at the u.s.? >> reporter: you could apply that analysis, and certainly, there is on the face of it, it looks like that. we are talking to other political analysts here who are saying, look, there's no way that hong kong would want to do this without some kind of conversation with u.s. officials, that hong kong was caught between a rock and a hard place. it didn't want to damage its relationship to the united states, because the extradition
processes in the past have been relatively good. and it was also caught between a hard place with perhaps political pressure from beijing. and so, the overall analysis here, hong kong was in a tough spot and that they wouldn't have likely wanted to do this without at least letting the united states -- letting some u.s. officials somewhere know that this was about to happen. but this is analysis. we don't know the facts. and on the surface, it doesn't point to a particularly strong relationship, but we do know that hong kong was in a very tough position right now, alison. >> okay, nic robertson, thanks. and we are also getting word that snowden may have had help getting out of hong kong. a tweet from wikileaks says they have assisted mr. snowden's political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers and safe exit from hong kong. they also say they have legal advisers flying with him to russia. let's bring in our phil black in moscow. phil, has there been any reaction at this point from the russian government to this news that snowden is on his way there? >> alison, we have nothing
official from the russian government on this just yet. russia has always been on a short list of countries said to be an option for snowden if he was looking to move somewhere that would perhaps be beyond the reach of the united states. in response to that sort of speculation, the russian government has always said that if they receive an asylum claim, they would consider it based upon the facts. so, not shutting down the idea, not saying yes to it either. but in this case, so far, no, we have no confirmation from russia as to whether they know that he's coming here, either transit through here to another country or, perhaps, with the intention of staying. >> any ideas where he could go next, if he does, in fact, make a first stop? what about a third stop? >> well, as i said, we've been talk being the short list of countries now that may be options for snowden. in addition to russia, he also talked about iceland as perhaps a preferred destination and you're also looking at countries in south america that might be willing to give him some assistance. ecuador has always been a country mentioned there.
since the news of snowden heading through or to russia, some russian media is speculating about other countries, perhaps cuba, perhaps venezuela. again, just speculation, really, at this point. we don't know for sure. if he is looking to head through moscow, then there is some logistical issues i think he has to deal with in terms of getting directly to a country that is willing to help him or transiting through another country that will ultimately allow him to get to this is preferred destination. so, at the moment, we don't know, but if he's looking at traveling through moscow, then it's a slightly complex journey to get some to of the other preferred destinations that may exist. >> any chance russian police could snatch him up at the airport as he arrives there? >> well, you can certainly imagine he would be an attractive figure to russian intelligence. they have a big intelligence operation, a big part is focused on the united states. he is a figure that would be of significant interest to them. you would certainly think. russia has always shown some interest in helping to some
degree peopl who are prepared to turn their back on the west or western countries, in particular the united states. julian assange, the wikileaks figure, is not someone who received asylum here, but he is someone who russia assisted in the sense that he was paid to produce a state-funded tv show from the kingdom while under arrest there. in that context, should snowden seek to stay, should russian intelligence want to have some contact with him and speak to him, then there is the obvious impact that could potentially have on russia/u.s. relations and the degree to which russia is prepared to risk those relations or antagonizing those relations for what possible benefit they could get through speaking to him. >> phil black, thanks. and stay with us for more on this breaking story throughout the morning. in just a few moments, i'm going to be talking with glenn greenwald, the journalist who broke the nsa story with snowden as had i source.
supporters of snowden gave house minority leader nancy pelosi an earful speaking at an event in san jose, california, yesterday. she mentioned snowden and got this reaction. >> as far as snowden, he did -- i may disagree with you -- he did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents. we don't know -- [ booing ] i understand. i understand. i understand. but he did violate the law. >> and pelosi was at netroots nation, a gathering of liberal activists and bloggers. before the snowden comment that you just heard, pelosi actually got a standing ovation. now to other news this morning. in dayton, ohio, inspectors are on their way to check out why a stunt plane took a sudden dive into the ground. spectators at the air show were devastated when the biplane burst into flames. it's a stunt that veteran wing walker jane wicker and her pilot had performed before. >> watch this! jane wicker, sitting on top of
the world. >> reporter: but this time, something went terribly wrong. >> i can see something is wrong. i almost was ready to tell everybody to get out of the way. >> reporter: wicker and her pilot were in the middle of a maneuver when the plane suddenly plunged to the ground and exploded in flames. they both died. spectators described what they saw. >> all we seen was the plane roll over and hit the ground. they were too close to the ground. there was no way they would make that turn. just flipped straight over and hit the ground. >> i went to get my friends and i was like, look at this plane, it's so low. and it just looked like the plane started wobbling and they just got way too low and just crashed. >> reporter: the faa will now try to determine what happened. officials with the dayton air show suspended the remaining performances as spectators remained in shock. >> it's terrible. i've never seen that happen before. you never expect to see something like that happen, and it's awful.
it terrifies you. >> and this was the second deadly accident at the dayton air show in the past decade. in 2007, another biplane hit the runway while doing loops. the air show will go on as planned today. it's a decision that could change the course of the george zimmerman murder trial. ahead of monday's opening statements, the judge ruled testimony from the state's two voice experts who analyze just who was screaming in the background of 911 calls cannot be used. in pretrial hearings, one witness testified that screams came from florida teen trayvon martin before he died. the other confirmed those screams were not zimmerman's. but defense attorney mark oameria says that was all junk science. >> we want the 911 call in. we just don't want it analyzed by people who don't know how to analyze it. this junk science could affect the jury. they will never see or hear anything about this. >> jurors will still hear the 911 calls and people familiar
with the voices of zimmerman and martin can still be called to testify. next hour, jean casarez will join me to explain the full impact of this decision. now to canada, where rivers are bursting at their seams, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate so far. the flooding has devastated calgary and surrounding areas. now the rush of water is targeting more communities. three people have died in the floodwater. in some neighborhoods, boats are parked like cars and cars are under water. and look at this. the stadium of the nhl's calgary flames flooded up to the eighth row! calgary's mayor says the flow of water is slowing down and some people can start returning home. more rain is in the forecast for the calgary area. meteorologist alexandra steele is in our severe weather center with more. good morning. >> good morning. you know, if a hockey player were to walk through that tunnel at the hockey stadium, they would have been under water. that's how deep it was. >> crazy. >> so, it's really two rivers that are of concern, the bow and the elbow. and i want to show you, here's
western canada and the two rivers converge on calgary, and that's what essentially has happened, that the rivers have flooded, and of course, it's pretty low and they all have kind of moved down throughout calgary. the bow river's the bigger river and the one of concern. it peaked on friday and i want to show you the water levels. expected to go down about 25% in the next day and a half or two days. the elbow, not so, expected to go down about 60%. so, some better news there. trouble, more trouble along the bow river. right now, 50 degrees. not expecting any rain there today, but look at the forecast. some showers on tap for tomorrow. looks like heavier rain, though, unfortunately, on tap for tuesday. and also, alison, if you saw this morning, right now is the best time to take a look at the super moon. it's the closest it's going to be until next august 2014. it's about 221,000 miles away. so it's really a convergence of two things. it's a par valley, meaning it's
the closest to the earth, as well as being a full moon this morning. so right now when it's really low on the horizon is the best time. >> super moon looking good. alexandra steele, thank you. we are following breaking news this morning. edward snowden has left hong kong and is headed to moscow. up next, i'll have a live interview with glenn greenwald, guard gua the "the guardian" reporter who broke the story. i don't like the ups and downs of the market, but i can't just sit on my cash. i want to be prepared for the long haul. ishares minimum volatility etfs. investments designed for a smoother ride. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal.
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let's get back to our breaking news this morning. we know that admitted nsa leaker edward snowden has left hong kong, and reports say he's on his way to russia right now, but that's not expected to be his final destination. joining me now on the phone is glenn greenwald. he's the journalist who interviewed snowden and broke the nsa story in "the guardian" newspaper. glenn, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> so, you tweeted earlier the fact that a person flies to city "x" does not mean that that is their intended, ultimate destination. first of all, what do you mean by that? >> well, there seems to be -- you know, ever since snowden first emerged as the whistleblower, the u.s. government and the media have been doing what they always do to whistleblowers, which is trying to demonize them, and there are suggestions this
morning that he must be defecting to russia, like they were alleging he was going to defect to china or that he's going to cuba trying to cast some defarris mood to what he's trying to do, which is stay out of the grasp of the u.s. government, which punishes whistleblowers very severely. and i would simply issue a warning to media outlets not to reach conclusions about where it is he intends to stay based on the cities through which he's flying. >> can you confirm that snowden is heading to russia and then possibly on to cuba? >> well, there seems to be a lot of media reports that have confirmed that he is on a plane from hong kong to moscow and that there is another ticket that is in his name from moscow to havana, but i'm simply saying that that doesn't mean that cuba is his final destination. there are a lot of places in the world that if he tried to get to from hong kong, you would go
moscow, then havana and then to that other place. >> so, can you at least confirm the one stop to moscow? >> i can't -- i don't know that he's physically on the plane. there are plenty of news reports that have put him on that plane and seem pretty reliable. >> okay. let me ask you this, did efforts to get him out of hong kong, did those efforts intensify when the charges were unveiled? >> i don't know what happened in terms of discussions between his lawyers and hong kong and the hong kong government. i think the statement from the government of hong kong is very much worth sharing with your viewers, if you haven't already, and looking at, because what it basically says is that the demand by the united states government that he be turned over to the u.s. did not comport with the legal requirements under the law of hong kong, and they also said, and by the way, we are interested, speaking of law, in investigating and understanding how it is that you've been hacking into our civilian infrastructure.
so, i think the posture of the hong kong government was driven both by legal considerations and by concerns over u.s. hacking into their universities' research facilities. >> glenn, how closely in contact are you with snowden? >> you know, he's my source for the stories i've been writing, so i've had fairly regular contact with him over the last several weeks. >> so, this is -- does this come as a surprise, his movement today? >> you know, i think in this case, nothing really comes as a surprise. i think, you know, the question that we ought to be asking is why is an american citizen who joined the u.s. military to fight in the war in iraq, he worked for the cia and nsa, why does he feel compelled to flee his own country simply because he informs his fellow citizens about this giant spying apparatus that's being built in the dark and about lies being told by u.s. officials? so, if i were a whistleblower looking at the obama administration's record, i, too,
would want to stay out of the grasp of the u.s. government. dan elsberg said the same thing on cnn the other night. so, it doesn't come as a surprise to me, no, that he's trying to avoid falling into the clutches of the u.s. government. >> so, wikileaks is saying this morning that they are helping snowden leave. were you aware that this is in the works? >> well, wikileaks have made public statements over the past several days that they are attempting to help him either seek asylum or attain asylum in third-party countries, meaning not hong kong and not the united states. so, i think that wikileaks has been pretty up front about their support for snowden consistent with their values of transparency. they have contacts around the world, and i don't know what the extent exactly is of their involvement, but it doesn't surprise me that they're supportive of what he's doing. >> so, let me hear what you think. do you think that hong kong allowing snowden to leave is going to strain their relations with the u.s.? >> oh, definitely. i mean, in u.s. political
culture, the worth of a country is generally measured by the extent to which they adhere to u.s. dictates. and so, had they simply turned him over and disregarded all legal constraints, i think u.s. political and media circles would have celebrated hong kong as some sort of beacon of the rule of law. now that they've issued a fairly defiant statement to the u.s., reif you seeing to submit to their dictate, i think you're going to see all sorts of combinations of hong kong and certainly recriminations from the u.s. government toward hong kong. that's what the u.s. does, it punishes other governments for refuseing to comply with u.s. demands. >> okay, glenn greenwald, thanks for joining us this morning. and we're going to be right back. [ male announcer ] we've been conditioned to accept less and less in the name of style and sophistication. but to us, less isn't more. more is more. abundant space, available leading-edge technology, impeccable design, and more than you've come to expect
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[ female announcer ] only aveeno daily moisturizing lotion has an active naturals oat formula that creates a moisture reserve so skin can replenish itself. aveeno® naturally beautiful results. good morning. bottom of the hour now. welcome back, everyone. i'm alison kosik. here are five things you need to know this morning. number one is what the whereabouts are of edward snowden. the admitted nsa leaker left hong kong earlier this morning. reports say he's on his way to russia. in fact, a tweet from wikileaks says snowden is in russian air space right now traveling with legal advisers of wikileaks. we're going to update you with new information as we get it. a decision that could change the course of the george zimmerman murder trial ahead of monday's opening statements. the judge ruled testimony from the state's witnesses who
analyze just who was screaming on 911 calls cannot be used. jurors will still be allowed to hear the 911 call. number three, the home of new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez searched again this weekend as police investigate the killing of a friend of his who was found shot to death a half mile away from his home. police dogs and officers in latex gloves could be seen entering the home and leaving with brown paper evidence bags, but hernandez has not been named a suspect and it's not clear what investigators were looking for. number four, secretary of state john kerry casting doubt on the future of u.s. talks with the taliban, saying they need to "get back on track in order to push forward." talks were supposed to happen this week in doha, but the u.s. is waiting for a taliban response on a date. secretary kerry is in qatar for those talks. demand colorado, the town of south fork has been evacuated. officials want to make sure a wildfire doesn't get any closer to the popular vacation spot.
officials say the fire has burned 76 acres, which is smaller than originally believed and is 80% contained. we want to focus our coverage on our number one story, edward snowden. the nsa leaker is reportedly over russian air space right now and traveling with legal advisers from wikileaks. dan lothian is following this story from washington. good morning, dan. how was he allowed to leave hong kong in the first place? >> well, he simply left, because according to hong kong officials, they did not have a legal basis to hold him. hong kong officials have been relatively silent throughout this whole process, not really giving a lot of information about where he might be, but they put out a lengthy statement saying that, yes, in fact, they did receive the request from u.s. officials for an arrest warrant but that the information they received from the u.s. did not meet all of their legal guidelines. they needed additional information. they say that they have
requested that information, but in the meantime, again, had no legal basis to keep snowden in the country, and so, therefore, he was allowed to leave. and according to reports, on his way to moscow. unclear whether that's his final destination, whether he's going elsewhere, perhaps two or three additional stops, but he has left hong kong. this further complicates this delicate diplomatic situation between the u.s. and hong kong. as you know, u.s. officials formally requested that hong kong extradite snowden back to the u.s. there was some degree of confidence from u.s. officials that, in fact, that would take place. in a strongly worded statement from a senior administration official yesterday, saying that if hong kong doesn't act soon that it will only complicate their bilateral relations. so, this certainly seems like it would complicate that bilateral relation. so far, no comment yet from the white house, though we expect they will be saying something later today. >> now, wikileaks says their
advisers are actually traveling with snowden. what does that tell us about what snowden may be planning to do? >> well, you look at wikileaks co-founder, julian assange. he's been hiding out, if you will, taking shelter in the ecuadorian embassy in london now for about a year. so, perhaps what you're seeing here is they are laying the groundwork, assisting snowden in trying to find some kind of permanent location where he, too, can hide out. they certainly have been thinking gothink ing about this, officials at wikileaks, as assange told anderson cooper earlier this month. >> advise him to go to latin america. latin america has shown in the past ten years that it is really pushing forward in human rights. there's a long tradition of asylum. >> so, again, according to a wikileaks tweet, snowden is over russian air space. he does have wikileaks legal advisers traveling with him.
but unclear whether moscow will be the final destination or whether he's headed to additional countries to find someone who will take him in. alison? >> so, let's say that he does land in moscow. what does that mean for the effort to extradite him? >> well, you know, i think it further complicates the situation. i mean, first of all, i think what u.s. officials are doing is waiting to find out where the final destination is. again, they were fairly confident that this agreement that they have with hong kong to extradite a fugitive, if you will, they felt that, in fact, hong kong would have gone along with that. so, i think the fact that he's headed to another country, perhaps moscow or elsewhere, it further complicates this delicate diplomatic situation. >> okay, dan lothian in washington. thanks. floodwaters have forced 100,000 people to evacuate in calgary are now headed downstream and threatening more communities. people are packing up and searching for higher ground. the historic floods have already
claimed three lives. cnn's paula newton is live in calgary. paula, we're hearing that more rain could hit the area. i mean, is there any relief coming? >> reporter: there is relief coming in the sense that the rivers have crested, at least here near downtown calgary, and the water is beginning ever so slightly, alison, to recede. but you know, behind me, calgary should really be quite lit up right now. this is the downtown core. powerless. the lights you do see behind me are from power generators. and it just gets more dire than that. this entire downtown has really been flooded out. evacuations continue, we saw them even into yesterday. the saddle dome, the actual stadium where they have a lot of events, including the nhl team, the calgary flames. can you imagine, alison, water now still remains at the eighth row. you're talking about weeks and weeks of cleanup in there. the calgary stampede, huge attraction here in calgary. that's supposed to get under way in about ten days. flooded out again. people here really want to return to a state of normalcy,
but in speaking to the mayor of this city yesterday, alison, i can tell you, he's saying, look, we've turned a corner, but this isn't over by a long shot. >> i can't control mother nature. god is pouring from its teapot and we've only got a tea cup to catch it, but what we can do is make sure that when that teacup overflows, people are safe and we protect them. >> reporter: having said that, alison, yesterday we still saw a lot of people along these river banks, rescues still under way. and you mentioned down river. medicine head, about 150 miles from here, they are seriously sandbagging. waters are expected to crest some time late today or early tomorrow. again, more devastating floods approaching there. people just hoping now that they can keep people safe and then worry about recovery. alison? >> just incredible pictures. paula newton, thank you. america's only known p.o.w. from the war in afghanistan is the key part in possible negotiations with the taliban.
bowe bergdahl was taken prisoner in 2009, and now the taliban says they'll let him go if the u.s. released high-profile prisoners from guantanamo bay. bergdale's friends and family see it as a positive sign. we get more from ed lavandera in bergdahl's hometown. >> reporter: it's been nearly four years since bowe bergdahl was captured in afghanistan, but with news that the u.s. is about to engage in peace talks with the taliban and a prisoner exchange, there is a renewed sense of hope here in his hometown of hailey, idaho, that bowe bergdahl could soon be finally coming home. nearly 2,000 people attended a weekend raley in bowe bergdahl's honor where his father gave an impassioned speech for his return. since he was captured, his father has grown out his beard in a symbol of solidarity with his son's confinement but he spoke directly to his son's captors. >> the people of afghanistan -- [ speaking foreign language ] may the peace of god and the
blessings that come from god be upon you. may we somehow after 12 long years find peace in afghanistan so that our soldiers and our american personnel can come home. a father does not leave his son alone on the battlefield. i do not live here. i live in afghanistan. my cell phone is set on afghan time. my weather is afghan weather. i might be standing here, but i am living vicariously through my son. i will not leave you on the battlefield, bowe. these people here will not leave you on the battlefield. your country will not leave you on the battlefield. you are not forgotten. >> reporter: bowe bergdahl's parents are hopeful that this weekend's rally and message will make its way around the world to their son, a reminder to him that he has not been forgotten and that his hometown is anxious to have him back. ed lavandera, cnn, hailey,
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nightmare. last sunday, when it was father's day, august reiger, a high school teen, vanished while hiking with his family in the mountains of ecuador. the trip was the young valedictorian's graduation present. cnn's nick valencia has more on the bizarre disappearance. >> reporter: it was supposed to be an epic trip to ecuador, a graduation present for high school valedictorian august reiger. instead, the family vacation has turned into a family's nightmare. 18-year-old reiger has been missing since going on a father's day hike with his parents. his dad says he's vanished without a trace. >> and nothing makes sense to me. everybody's baffled, because it's not a dangerous place. it's not like, you know, there's no rebels or something like that to kidnap people. i just can't think of something that, you know, okay, that could make sense. >> reporter: 100 miles south of the capital, banos is a tourist center, known for scenic views
and hiking trails. with a passion for spanish language and latin america, it was the teen's idea to make the trip before heading off to the university of oklahoma in the fall, where he had been admitted on a full scholarship. his family says the thought that the 18-year-old may have wandered off by himself is out of the question. >> the next day we were supposed to leave. we had booked a tour to go in the jungle three nights with a guide, and it was really because of him that we booked that, you know? he's the one who is, as i said, particularly interested in the indigenous cultures and so forth, and we were supposed to leave on that the next day. and you know, he was real excited about it. he didn't have anything with him. he didn't have any money, he didn't have phone, he didn't have anything. >> reporter: it's estimated there are more than 150 search-and-rescue volunteers that have combed the mountain where reiger was last seen. also involved, the u.s. state department. but with no sign of reiger so far, his family is hoping the teen's trip of a lifetime didn't
cost him his life. nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. testimony from a former hit man, photos of bullet-riddled cars. sounds like a crime novel, right? it's just another day in the whitey bulger trial, and we're going to tell you who came to testify against the reputed mob boss after so many years. [ female announcer ] are you sensitive to dairy?
commercial flight this morning, reportedly headed for russia. where he goes after that, it's not known just yet. and we're going to take you live to hong kong, to moscow and the white house at the top of the hour. all right, it's been a really busy sunday morning already, but i want to get you ready for the week ahead. come along with me. monday's going to be a busy day. before the supreme court wraps up for the summer, the high court is expected to rule on some very controversial issues, including affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. also on monday, opening statements for the george zimmerman trial get under way. the neighborhood watch volunteer is charged with fatally shooting teenager trayvon martin. zimmerman says he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense. as of tuesday, drink coffee? get ready, your latte will cost a little more. starbucks is set to raise prices tuesday on some drinks in the u.s. by an average of 1%, but there is some good news if you're counting calories. the coffee giant is going to begin displaying menu boards with drink calorie counts.
on wednesday, president obama will be in the news. he and the first family will be leaving on a trip to africa. they're going to be visiting senegal, south africa and tanzania. obama is set to meet with leaders to discuss expanding trade and investment. on friday, go to the movies if you're a comedy fan especially. the new buddy cop film "the heat" opens in theaters. it stars sandra bullock and melissa mccarthy. there it goes. former bookies, a hired hit man and pictures of bullet-riddled cars, that's what the prosecution introduced this week in the trial against whitey bulger. despite the drama, the former crime boss barely budged in court. deb feyerick was watching the case this week. she has more. >> reporter: alison, whitey bulger came face to face with his past this week as a hit man and two bookies who have been part of his criminal enterprise took the witness stand against him. now, the bookies testified about extortion, how they would have to pay bulger thousands of dollars every month in so-called red money in order to stay in the gambling business. the hit man, john manoranu
connected bulger to at least 18 murders, 11 of which he testified they were in together. they showed pictures including cars riddled with bullet holes. bulger had not seen his criminal associates in more than two decades and the body language in that courtroom spoke volumes. one of the bookies who actually changed his name after entering witness protection, he barely made eye contact with bulger, trying once in a while to sneak peeks at the former crime boss. another bookie, though, actually got a laugh from bulger when he described a story where they were shaking down an agent and bulger said we've got a business besides bookmaking, and that's killing people like you. now, the hit man, john manerano, bulger barely acted like he knew he existed. it was only as he was described as an inform, a judist, a rat of
the rat, the worst of the worst, bulger turned his head and looked at his former friend. families of some of the victims bulger's accused of killing also took the stand. one woman testified that she was in the car the night machine gunfire simply riddled the vehicle with bullets, killing one friend and paralyzing another friend. >> it changed my life. and luis had to live like this, you know. he had to have my children sitting on his wheelchair, you know, never holding them. these gangsters changed everyone's life. it's everyone who lives whose life has been destroyed. >> reporter: the government may call as many as 80 witnesses to the stand, including more criminal associates. alison? >> that was deb feyerick. thanks. after the boston bombing, this memorial became a place to pay homage to victims. we're going to tell you what they plan to do with the memorial. tony used priceline to book this 4 star hotel. tell 'em why.
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with us. we've got much more coming ahead on "new day sunday" which on "new day sunday" which continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning. i'm alison kosik. and while you were sleeping, nsa leaker edward snowden was getting on an airplane. after weeks of of hiding in hong kong, he got out of the city on a commercial flight. he's on his way to russia right now. we're covering this breaking news from all angles. we begin with cnn's senior international correspondent, nic robertson, in hong kong. nic, let me start with you. why was he allowed to get on this flight in the first place? >> reporter: well, hong kong authorities say that despite that request that came in here friday flight the united states saying that there were charges in the united states, including theft of government property, espionage, the hong kong authorities say they didn't have enough legal information for the requirement to issue a provisional arrest warrant as the united states asked. so, there was no arrest warrant, he wasn't on a watch list, and
therefore, they say he was free to leave. i've talked to one lawyer here who's been following this case closely. he says he's shocked, because he says all the hong kong authorities actually needed was to know that edward snowden was wanted in the united states, charged in the united states, and that he was in hong kong. both of those things were very clear. that legal analyst is surprised that hong kong actually allowed this window of opportunity for edward snowden to make a run for it, and he did, alison. >> so, is this a way of maybe hong kong thumbing its nose at the u.s.? >> reporter: there does seem to be a little bit of a diplomatic dust-up here, and in hong kong, it is felt, we're told, between a rock and a hard place between the united states and between china. of course, snowden revealed -- or it was revealed to have told a local newspaper here this morning that the united states and nsa have been hacking into potentially over 900 billion text messages sent by chinese mobile phones as well as hacking into the computer network. there's an element here that
feels that in beijing, at least, that this issue of cyber security is a big issue and it should be handled in a responsible way without emotion, and therefore, allowing edward snowden to move on and get away from hong kong was one way to allow that to happen. but it is a surprise to speak in hong kong, lawyers who have been following the legal aspects of this closely. they think perhaps the hong kong authorities really kind of opened the door and helped push him out in a way. alison? >> nic robertson in hong kong. than thanks. now let's go to phil black live in moscow. media reports there are saying that snowden is going to go on from russia to venezuela. phil, has there been any reaction at this point from the russian government? >> reporter: no, so far, all we're hearing from the russian government is they are aware of these media reports, alison. they're not talking specifically about what they know about snowden's indetentions or what the russian government reaction will be to those actions, if and when he does get here. russia has always been on the
short list of countries that is said to have been an option for snowden, if he was looking to place himself somewhere beyond the reach of the united states, and the response from the russian government to this speculation has always been that if they receive an asylum claim, they would consider it on its merits based upon the facts. so, not closing the door on it entirely, but at the same time, not willing to say that, yes, russia is prepared to assist this man. alison. >> okay, so, snowden is clearly high interest for anybody in the intelligence community. any chance the russians will, let's say, force an extended stopover so they can maybe talk with him? >> reporter: certainly think they could, or it's perhaps something they would be interested in doing. he's certainly someone they would be interested in spending a degree of time talking to, but i think it's a question of whether or not russia is prepared to do that. because if russia does take advantage of his presence here or assists him in any significant way, there would be, you would think, diplomatic consequences. so, i think it's a question of whether or not russia is prepared to aggravate its relationship with the united
states in return for whatever possible benefit it believes it can get from assisting or speaking to or debriefing snowden in any way. alison. >> okay, phil black in moscow. thank you. the departure of edward snowden certainly changes the u.s.'s plan for extradition, and for that, i want to bring in white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, what happens now that he's gone? >> reporter: well, you know, i think it all depends on where he ultimately ends up. this is certainly not the way that this administration wanted this all to play out. administration officials seem somewhat confident in their request to hong kong to have snowden extradited back here to this country. in that request, they were saying that it was based on the charges, the complaint that we saw on friday. demand addition to that, they said that it was in accordance with this agreement between the u.s. and hong kong for the surrender of fugitive offenders. there was a strongly worded statement from a senior
administration official, essentially urging hong kong to act quickly. this official saying that if they did not act soon, that it would complicate the bilateral relations between the u.s. and hong kong and that it would raise questions about hong kong's "commitment" to the rule of law. so, again, the united states fully expected that hong kong would extradite snowden back here to this country, and now this further complicates that. >> yeah, it seems like the u.s. is slowly losing control of this situation. are you expecting any response from the white house? >> reporter: so far, no response. i've reached out to administration officials. no response yet, but we fully expect that later today we will hear something from the white house. and also, you know, you look at that statement from hong kong, concerns there about the surveillance of hong kong and china, and they have requested clarification, they said, based on news reports. they've requested clarification of u.s. officials. so, that's something as well that we expect perhaps u.s. officials will be responding to, but so far, no reaction yet from
the white house or any other u.s. official. >> okay, dan lothian. thanks. all right, our breaking news this morning, the flight of edward snowden. on the phone with us now is glenn greenwald. he's the journalist who interviewed snowden and broke the nsa story in "the guardian" newspaper. glenn, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> let me start by showing your tweet, where you said that the fact that a person who flies to city "x" does not mean that it is their intended, ultimate destination. tell me the latest and what do you mean by that as well? >> the typical response of the u.s. government and various supporters in the media wherever somebody comes forward and shines light on what the u.s. government is doing is to try to demonize them. some americans focus on the messenger and not what it is that's being revealed. so, part of that tactic this morning is to try to claim he is no longer a chinese spy or defected to china, but is instead defecting to russia or to cuba, and it was simply a warning to media outlets not to
draw conclusions about what his ultimate intended final destination is simply because he's flying through moscow and then eventually, according to reports, on to havana, that that doesn't necessarily mean that either russia or cuba are the countries he intends to go to. >> yeah, but everybody speculating where he could be headed to. could it be caracas, could it be cuba, could it be -- you know, where do you think he is headed to? you're in close contact with him, aren't you? >> i have been, but i think, you know, i think rather than sit around playing the game of speculation as though he's driving a white bronco and we're all chasing him, i think there's a much more serious question which we ought to be asking, especially as journalists, which is, why is an american citizen who has served his government and his country for the last decade, why does he feel compelled to flee when he comes forward and informs the american public about what the u.s. government is doing in the dark, exposing unconstitutional spying on the american people, deceitful statements from high
u.s. government officials? and the answer lies in a mcclachey article today that i hope everybody googles and reads that describes how the obama administration is waging an unprecedented war on whistleblowers and leakers inside the government, equating them with enemies of the united states and has prosecuted them more aggressively than any prior president in history. and i think that's what we ought to be asking is why a whist whistleblow whistleblower's been treated so perniciously, such persecution, and why does he feel a need to flee the united states. >> glenn, let me ask you this. we see edward snowden referred to as a whistleblower in some reports, a leaker in another. what's the difference? >> well, i think a whistleblower is somebody who exposes things that ought to be exposed in terms of what the most powerful political officials in the country are doing, either wrongdoing on their part, illegality or just deceit. and if you read "the new york times" this morning which summarizes what it is that we learned from our reports in "the guardian" thus far, what you'll
see is that he has exposed the fact that james clapper, the director of national intelligence, lied to congress when he denied that the nsa is spying on millions of people in bulk. that's what he told the senate. that turned out to be a lie. as we reported, they're collecting the phone records of millions of americans all the time. and then also reported that their spying is probably illegal. it exceeds even the boundaries of the patriot act as understood by its prime sponsor, and the fisa accord in 2011 ruled that much of this spying is unconstitutional and illegal, although that opinion remains secret. and so, i think it's classic whistleblowing, to come forward and say there are things that your government is doing to you that they're lying about and they're keeping from you that you ought to know in a democracy. >> glenn, you don't think that these leaks are putting u.s. national security at risk? >> no, that's ridiculous. every single time the u.s. government has light shined on what it is they're doing, that's the claim that they make. that's what they've been doing
go back to the pentagon papers that showed that the u.s. government was lying to the public about the vietnam war. they said you're endangering national security. look at all the reports in "the guardian." there is nothing in them that revealed anything to the terrorists or the russian and chinese governments that they didn't already know. everyone knows that the u.s. government is trying to spy on the conversations of terrorists. what we revealed is that there are things that the american people didn't know, mainly, that the spying apparatus is directed at them. and the only thing that's been damaged is not u.s. national security but the credibility and reputation of american political officials. >> when is the last time you spoke with edward snowden and how scared is he? >> i think i spoke with him about 24 to 36 hours ago, and what's remarkable to me and has been remarkable to me the whole time is that although he's very rational and understands exactly the consequences that he's prompted for himself, he has never had any sort of regret or remorse or even fear. he's not scared at all. he feels he absolutely did the right thing in shining the light
on the government and in informing his fellow citizens, and he's more than prepared to accept whatever consequences come from that. >> all right, so, in that conversation that you had with him, what did he tell you is his next step? >> well, he's my source. he's continuing to work with me on the stories that we've been writing, and so, i am not going to divulge the conversations i've had with him about his plans or intentions, but he's been clear from the start that his goal is to remain part of this debate, to be able to defend himself, to participate in the ongoing debate about surveillance policies, and he knows that if he ends up in the clutches of the u.s. government, they're going to put him in a cage and silence him and prevent him from being heard, like they've done to bobby manning and to other whistleblowers. so, he definitely intends to remain free for as long as he can, as any person would. >> one last question for you, how is edward snowden paying for all this? where is he getting the money to move about, to remain free? >> well, he has been working at some fairly lucrative jobs for the last three years.
he worked for booz allen hamilton. prior to that, he worked for dell. he was making $150,000 to $200,000 a year with bonuses up to $200,000. so, as far as i know, he's been financing it himself all with his own money, on his credit cards? i don't know how he's financing it now. i haven't asked him, but it's very possible he has financed it himself. he's far from impoverished. >> but he's traveling with wikileaks legal advisers at this moment. so, i'm sure that's not free, or maybe is wikileaks funding him? >> he is not impoverished. he's been very gainfully employed over the last several years, and it's hardly beyond the ability of somebody who has earned the salaries that he's earned. >> okay. glenn greenwald, thank you for your time this morning. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> supporters of snowden gave house minority leader nancy pelosi an earful. she was speaking at an event in san jose, california, yesterday, when she mentioned snowden and got this reaction.
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the sun line up just right, we're seeing the full moon, the entire surface of the moon lit up by the sun, at least, the entire surface that we can see, the half that faces us. so, that happens all the time, and it's always very pretty, quite beautiful. you can go out and see that. but the moon orbits the earth on an ellipse, so sometimes it's a little bit closer than the earth and sometimes it's a little bit farther away. and if you get a full moon when it's a little bit closer, the moon is going to look a little bit bigger in the sky. that's what's happening on june 23rd. the moon is going to be in the part of its orbit where it's closer to the earth, and so it's going to look bigger in the sky. but the question is, how much bigger? and the answer is not very much. so, if you were to go out, say last month and look at the moon and this month and look at the moon, it's only going to be 1% bigger, 1%, not even. so, you're not going to see any difference with your own eye. on the other hand, the full moon is really pretty, so i would absolutely encourage people to go out and take a look anyway, because it's nice to look at. >> you say one of the first things that you happen to do
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to determine what exactly went wrong. the home of new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez searched again this weekend as police investigate the killing of a friend of his who was found shot to death a half mile away. police dogs and officers in latex gloves could be seen entering the home and leaving with brown paper evidence bags. but hernandez has not been named a suspect and it's not clear what investigators were looking for. now to canada, where rivers are bursting at their seams, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate so far. the flooding has devastated calgary and surrounding areas. now the rush of water is targeting more communities. three people have died in the floodwater. and look at this. the state-up of the nhl's calgary flames is flooded up to the eighth row. calgary's mayor says the flow of water is slowing down and some people can start to return home. coming up, his great grandfather died after falling off a tight rope. now nik wallenda attempts a
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okay, let's get you caught up with some breaking news this morning. admitted nsa leaker edward snowden is on his way to russia right now, apparently with help from wikileaks. he left on a flight from hong kong earlier this morning. formal charges from the u.s. government were revealed late friday. we're going to go ahead and keep you updated on this breaking news story throughout the morning. tonight, daredevil nik wallenda is going to try to become the first man to tight rope walk across the grand canyon with no safety harness. last summer, he crossed the niagara falls wearing a tether. wallenda is the great grandson of karl wallenda, a famous acrobat who plunged to his death. four other family members have died while performing. wallenda says they're his
inspiration. >> when you're walking at a height greater than the empire state building, it can play tricks on your mind, so it's important that i'm always in charge of those thoughts. one of the big challenges leading up to a walk like this is all the media that wants to talk about the doom and gloom. this is real, this is untethered. this is not like niagara falls where my network said you have to wear a tether. this is the discovery channel and they believe in me, so this is life or death, this crossing, and it's important that i'm mentally in control of everything. >> want to see it? "skywire live" with nik wallenda airs tonight on the discovery channel. lebron james is on top of the world this week, winning his second nba championship thursday night in miami, but the king took time off from celebrating to speak with cnn's very own rachel nichols, his only big tv interview since the win. check out this quick taste of it. >> my youngest son, bryce maximus, i asked him, i was like, hey, what do i need to do to win tonight? and he said "play hard."
that's exactly what he said. i said, that's it? he's like, yep, just play hard. >> reporter: he's 5 years old? >> just turned 6 on the 14th. so, he's like "just play hard," and i was like, wow, okay. i guess there it is. >> reporter: sometimes it's that simple. >> it's sometimes that simple. >> i know you want more. catch "new day" tomorrow for the full one-on-one interview. bigger, brighter, closer. if you've looked up in the sky recently, you may have noticed just how big the moon looks, and the super moon is about to reach its peak any moment now. meteorologist alexandra steele in our weather center with more. alexandra, what is it about the moon that's so special? i'm talking about the super moon? >> it's actually a super super moon. what's happening, if you've got a couple seconds when i'm done kind of explaining, go outside, put your coffee down and just take a look out. what it is is two full. it's when the moon is at perigee, which is on its elliptical rotation around the earth, it's at its closest point, check, and then in addition to that, it's also a
full moon. so, it is bigger and it is brighter than we typically see. about 14% bigger. and it's much brighter. when you look out there, too, you can kind of see the dark undulations on it. it's pretty spectacular. and what's most spectacular, and when it's most spectacular is right now, because it's just setting and it's at the horizon line, alison. so, it's really quite beautiful. so, a few things coming together to make this a super moon, the brightest, the biggest, and that's what you're seeing in there. >> full moon looking fabulous. alexandra, thank you. >> sure. >> i'll see you back here at the top of the hour, but first, when does bullying and aggression cross the line? "sanjay gupta md" starts now.
♪ hey there, and thanks for joining us. on tap today, vitamins. as a nearly $30 billion industry, but doctors say they are nonsense. this is going to be important to listen to. he sat down with me to explain. also ahead, cnn's new inside man, morgan especial yok. he's going to stop by to talk about his time spent working in a medical marijuana dispenser. first, a new study says this, this caught my eye, parents need to watch out for bullies not just in the classroom, but in the living room. according to the study, nearly a third of kids reported feeling aggression from their brother or sister in the past year. and researchers say your child's siblings may be causing more damage to their mental health than the school thug. i'll tell you, as a dad of three daughters, three young girls, this story really did strike a chord with me and i want to
bring in my friend and psychologist wendy walsh to talk about it. wendy, i know it struck a chord with you as well. i mean, a third of these siblings getting bullied at home. and what i also found interesting was the second part, that the mental impact from that sort of bullying in the house could have much more of a long-term impact as compared to in the classroom. what'd you think of this? >> exactly. you know, what i'd like to say is we save the more sadistic parts of our personality, dr. gupta, for those we love the most, right? >> sad but true. >> so, that's what happens with these siblings. the closer you are, the more intimate you are. sometimes, the worst punishment you can put on somebody. and we're talking about young, developing minds. we're not talking about adults who have the ability to have maybe some ruptures followed by some healthy repair. so, i like to use the model of the family as one of a hospital. think of it this way, the parents are really like the doctors doing rounds, but the siblings are like the nurses. they are in there chronically giving care to their other
siblings. >> that's a good analogy, you know. i mean, you have kids, i have kids. i mean, and i was a brother, an older brother, and i admit that i used to tease my little brother when we were growing up. how do parents know when this is just normal sibling behavior and interaction versus bullying, a very specific term? >> well, one of the big indicators is if it is chronic, if there is a constant dominant sibling. sometimes it's the big, strapping baby, and quite often, it's the elder who has an intellectual advantage. so, if it seems to be a chronic kind of dominance by one, then you're going to want to intervene. and of course, parents unknowingly sometimes heighten the conflicts between kids by labelling kids with certain specialties. oh, he's my athlete, she's my intellectual one, et cetera. and that sets up a kind of conflict between the kids. >> that's fascinating. and we're not talking about just physical bullying, but also mental anguish sort of bullying as well, is that right?
>> it's the mental stuff that sometimes can be longer term and can affect personality development. remember, these are developing years. and you know, all psychology is is biology meeting the environment, and our biggest environment are our relationships. so, our relationships with our siblings are really paramount when we're developing. >> you know, wendy, i have three daughters. and you know, immediately, my mind goes to how do you intervene appropriately? and let me just tag on to that, without showing favoritism. so, you know, one kid thinks, okay, dad's now favoring my sister instead of me. >> yeah, because as you know, because you're a parent, that kids will do anything to get our attention, sometimes even to get negative attention. it doesn't matter what the quality of the attention is. so, there might be one that's acting out more often just to get the attention of punishment, if it will. so, it's really about sort of trying to tease it out and figure out what's going on and paying more attention to our kids. but more than anything, you know, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
it's about us as adults learning how to model healthy conflict, and more importantly, healthy repair. you know, if parents only fight behind closed doors and have makeup sex, that does not help children. they haven't learned anything there. so, having, you know, healthy arguments when it happens, because you know, what are relationships and families, but a compromise, because the good of the mass, the group there will be better. so we need to have better conflict resolution skills as adults. that's the most important thing. >> wendy walsh, always love having you on. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. from one of my favorite guests to another one, max paige. he came bursting into our living rooms in a 2011 super bowl ad for the volkswagen passat and what we didn't know and a lot of people didn't know at that time is that max suffered from a heart defect. he required eight operations for his condition and i've gotten to know max and his father, his brother els, his father buck and mother jennifer over the past few years and i also have known
him as he's become an advocate to get other kids his age access to top-notch health care. max's traveled to capitol hill this week again to talk to senator baucus and senator pelosi as part of the children's hospital association's speak now for kids family advocacy day. max joins me now along with his mother, jennifer from capitol hill. good to see you both. how are you? >> hi. we're great. thank you, sanjay. >> max, how are you doing? how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling great and i'm feeling better than i've ever felt before. so, if you thought i had energy last time you saw me, look at me now. >> crazy. >> we were just saying, you not only seem like you have more energy, you suddenly seem like a mature, young man there. you just have that sort of voice of confidence. it's good to hear your voice, max. and good to see you as well, jennifer. >> thank you. >> look, we talked about this over the years. jennifer, you came to capitol hill two years ago with the children's hospital association. i'm wondering how it's going.
have you seen any changes, specifically with this issue of trying to provide that equal care across the board for kids? >> you know, everywhere we go, we're on both ends of the aisle of both the house and senate all this week, and i will say, everybody when it comes to the kids has said, you know, none of us want to cut it. we want to give you what you need. and we really don't think the ask is that much. i mean, it isn't that large when you consider everything, all considered. and our biggest message is, we just need the government to continue to do their part, and then we as patient families and hospitals and fund-raising in our communities, we certain have a role to play as well, but we just need the government to decide that they can be consistent in what they give, and that will make all the difference for us. >> yeah. i mean, again, this is something we've talked about on the show quite a bit. obviously, i think a lot of people are going to hear that and it will make sense to them. i'm curious, max when you meet a senator baucus or congresswoman pelosi what do you say to them? >> well, what i say is that, i'm
saying, please, don't cut it, because that's -- if i don't have this, i not going to have a good chance to survive. so, i just need children's health care, and then that will all be good. if you guys can do your part, we can do ours, so. >> yeah, all grown up. i'm not going to make you do the darth vader thing now because you're getting too old for that. >> yeah, a little too old. >> good to see you both. >> thank you. >> we'll visit you in person soon. >> thanks for the coverage. we appreciate it. >> bye. >> absolutely. bye, max. coming up on "sgmd," do you believe in magic? the most aggressive assault yet on vitamins, herbs and alternative medicines. stay with us. [ female announcer ] made just a little sweeter... because all these whole grains
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earth. >> so is mushrooms! >> that's illegal drugs. >> still is. >> got you! >> hey. >> that's a clip you're watching from last weekend's "veep," a funny show on our sister network hbo starring julia louis-dreyfus. you heard her staff talk about st. john's wart. it's one of the most well-known alternative medicines out there, but are there limitations, and perhaps, even dangers in taking supplements? dr. paul offit says yes. he's author of "do you believe in magic? the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine." you're not just saying these things don't work. you're saying they could be harmful. >> right. i mean, we all need vitamins. vitamins are necessary to convert food to energy, but it's possible to take too much in the way of vitamins. i mean, we all need the so-called recommended daily allowance, which you get from a routine diet. some people feel to be safe, i'll take a multivitamin, which most people don't need, but it doesn't hurt you. but when you take the vitamins 5
fold, 10 fold, sometimes 20 fold times the daily balance, you shift the balance in the body so you can actually do harm. think about it, if you take just 1,000 milligrams of vitamin c, which people do without thinking about it, you have to eat 14 oranges to get that. it's an unnatural thing to do. our stomach is only so big, but the vitamins live under the notion that you can't possibly hurt yourself, but you can by challenging mother nature and taking these vitamins and concentrating them to these exceptionally large quantities that you would never normally eat. you've got to be careful. >> how did we get here? i mean, how did this happen that we can have these things out there that are becoming a nearly $30 billion industry. just about everybody thinks this is what i need to do to stay healthy, and yet, it potentially could cause these problems. >> first of all, linus paul supported this way back when. he won two nobel prizes, so he had the weight of a nobel prize winner behind you. two, there was a cover on "time"
magazine saying vitamins could be the answer to aging, to cancer to heart disease. now we know that the opposite is true. and you know, when the fda tried to regulate this, because they were worried that there was no safety record on these large doses of vitamins, they were defeated by a very powerful, politically influential industry, and ultimately, consumers are now in a position where they don't know something they should know. i think if vitamins were regulated industry, you could argue that metavitamins would have a black box warning on them given all these studies. there's 20 studies that show that too much vitamins can actually shorten your life. >> yet, why are people going to hear this from you for the first time? >> i think, you know, if we read the medical literature, they wouldn't be hearing it from me for the first time. in fact, there were two studies a month apart, i think, and then the "wall street journal" had a headline that said, is this the end of popping vitamins? and in that article, there was a quote from the president of the gnc corporation, where he said we just let the studies pass. this doesn't affect our business, because he knows that he's got marketing behind him and he's able to market things as being safe at some level
because the fda really isn't responsible for looking over his shoulder. >> so, when we talk about these vitamins, you say that they're not regulated, you could get a different formulation or batch or concentration in each dose, that they probably don't provide benefit, they might cause harm. >> exactly. >> we don't take them. >> no. >> this is indicting stuff. again, we're talking about a $30 billion industry. and by the way, people think they're doing the right things for their bodies. they're trying to take care of themselves. >> it amazes me, actually, that we don't know this. i mean, were this a regulated industry, we would know it, but we don't, and it's sad. i mean, so, for example, when vioxx was found to increase one's risk of heart disease by two-fold if you took a fairly high amount for 18 months, knwew about that in a second. vioxx came synonymous with the word poison, i think, for some people, because the fda regulated it, put out a media release, it became clear that this was a problem, and ultimately, the company that made it took it off the market. vitamins have -- if you look at
the data on mega vitamins, large doses, i think it's worse than vioxx and yet, we don't know about it because the industry knows it can market that away. most people that are reading the journals are not going to know about it. >> vitamins could be worse than vioxx. >> you bet. >> our thanks. appreciate it. thank you. as you might imagine, not everyone agrees with dr. offit's position. one of the groups representing the supplement industry sent a statement that read, in part, "it would be a shame if consumers reading this book mistake the opinion of one doctor for the opinion of the medical community as a whole." but there are a lot of doctors out there who agree with him. changing gears now, there are more than 3 billion letters in the human genome. you could think of it as sort of your own dna instruction book, but what would you do with all that information? dr. francis collins has made that his life's work. >> my lab is looking for the cystic fibrosis gene back in the 1980s, the only way that you
could move along a chromosome trying to find the right gene was called walking, and we figured it would take about 20 years to get to where we wanted to be. i'm francis collins. i'm a physician, i'm a scientist. i've had the privilege of leading the human genome project and i'm now the director of the national institutes of health. so, we invented a method called jumping, where you could leap over stretches of dna, land in a new place and then ask, did i go too far? do i need to go again? it sped things up by about a factor of ten. there was a time where we had to use this kind of gadget to do dna sequencing, and it took a long time and you could only run a small number of samples. but now, look at this. this is a dna sequencing machine the size of a postage stamp that can sequence a genome in, you know, maybe three days. today with a click of your mouse, you could call up that complete 6 billion-letter-long dna instruction book and you can compare what that looks like in thousands of different people to
see where the differences are that might be associated with disease. we have the chance to see what causes cancer, what could we do about it? what about diabetes? what about heart disease? but wait another ten years or so, and almost everything we do in medicine is going to be different because of this precise information we can get about the individual. >> and here's another little tidbit. dr. francis collins was my genetics professor back in medical school. up next, i'm talking with morgan spurlock about marijuana. stay with us. ♪ [ agent smith ] i've found software that intrigues me. it appears it's an agent of good. ♪
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cnn has a big new show premiering this weekend. it's called "inside man," and the host is morgan spurlock. i want to give you a sneak peek at his time working in the medical marijuana industry. >> not only do i now have a card which makes me have the ability to buy cannabis in the state of california, but because i have this form, which i was even more shocked by, now i have the ability to grow marijuana in the state of california. in san francisco, i can grow up to 24 plants in my backyard if i so wanted to. now that i've got my card, my next stop is across the bay in
oakland, the harbor side health center. harbor side was founded in 2006 as a model of what a medical marijuana dispensary could be. they serve between 600 and 800 patients per day. according to the feds, they're the largest illegal dispensary in the country. today i'm harbor side's newest hire. harbor side faces an uncertain future. federal efforts have closed over 600 dispensaries in california alone. u.s. attorney linda hague has pursued harborside with a vengean vengeance. harborside has decided to fight back, and within a month they'll decide whether harborside can do business in california. >> looks like a proper health clinic but smells like my college bedroom.
i want to know what happens. i guess we'll have to watch the documentary. >> got to watch on sunday night. >> it's an honor to have you on the program. >> it's an honor to meet you. >> what made you want to do this particular topic? >> it's one of those topics that you hear every politician talk about, and people have very distinct views of it. you're very much against it or very much for it. i thought let's get into it and find out what it's all about. it's pretty eye opening once you start diving deeper. >> more than 600 patients a day. >> they call them patients? >> yes. >> is that what surprised you the most? >> i love the way that everybody who goes there, they call patients. i love that they -- they're trying to switch the vernacular. they're trying to change the way you look at these type of people, which is smart. they're calling them patients. people who come there, they have real medical problems. they're coming in usually with some sort of a doctor's recommendation. and i went there thinking it was just going to be a bunch of stoners coming in like, dude, i got my card. where's the good weed? that's what i would expect.
it was really the inverse of that. >> and you and i were talking about this a little bit on the break, and i've been investigating this as well. i find it fascinating. that is the perception, morgan, that it is a bunch of stoners and these are not legitimate patients. you have the doctors hanging out in board shorts, doctor's in signs. you say there's a lot more legitimacy. >> i met so many people who were coming in there who were suffering from illnesses that had them on a variety of drugs, highly addictive drugs, drugs like oxycontin, oxycodone, who once they came there -- and we live in a country where we love to prescribe pills for everything rather than try to find an alternative. these people that came there, once they got on this medical marijuana prescription, suddenly were off these other medications. i met soldiers from iraq and afghanistan suffering from tremendous ptsd who couldn't function around their families, couldn't have a proper home life, that once they got on the medication could find some grounding in their daily lives. >> it's a real pleasure to have
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for "sgmd" today. stay connected ewith me at cnn.com/sanjay. time now for a check of your top stories making news right now. good morning. i'm alison kosik. it's 8:00. we begin with breaking news on edward snowden. the nsa leaker is on the move for the first time since the story broke. snowden is on a plane for russia and should arrive shortly. that's supposedly just a stopover. there are now reports he could then be headed to iceland, ecuador, cuba, or venezuela. cnn's senior international correspondent nic robertson is live in hong kong. nic, how did he get away? >> reporter: quite simply, the hong kong authorities say they didn't have enough information from the united states to issue a provisional arrest warrant as was requested, and because there wasn't an arrest warrant, he
wasn't on an international watch list, meaning he could leave the country, cross the borders, and he was able therefore legally and freely to leave. he got on a commercial aircraft right about lunchtime, hong kong time today, and that was the reason. that's shocking for one legal expert we talked to today. he said the legal justification here would be that edward snowden was wanted for prosecution in the united states and that he was in hong kong. this lawyer said, well, obviously, both of those were l va id, avalid, and he's wonderig why the hong kong authorities actually allowed this to happen. >> we're now getting word that wikileaks founder julian assange is about to enter a statement. tell us about his involvement with edward snowden. >> reporter: julian assange has
helped the edward snowden case from the beginning, giving him verbal support, and now we know legal and financial support. we know now that one of julian assange's business associates with wikileaks in iceland has organized, or said at least it organized $500,000 to fly snowden on a private charter jet from hong kong all the way to iceland, depending on icelandic authorities. that obviously hasn't happened, but it's an indication of the depth of support that julian assange is giving to snowden, and assange's position on this is that snowden is doing the right thing for people by breaking out all this information, and it's very much in keeping with assange's own philosophy of greater free many dos on t freedoms on the internet and greater information for people. snowden, for him, is someone that should be supported. >> and we are just getting this wikileaks statement in. it says, "mr. edward snowden, the american whistleblower who
exposed evidence of a global surveillance regime conducted by the u.s. intelligence agencies has left hong kong legally. he is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisers from wikileaks." the statement goes on to say that "mr. snowden requested that wikileaks use its legal presence to assure his security. once he arrives, his request will be formally processed. former spanish judge garcon, director of wikileaks and lawyer for julian assange once again making this statement. "wikileaks and i are interested in preserving mr. snowden's rights. what's being done to mr. snowden and to mr. julian assange for making disclosures in the public interest is an assault against the people." that is the wikileaks statement just now being released.
we just heard from nic robertson. i want to go to moscow now and our phil black, who actually joins me on the phone at the airport, right? >> reporter: on our way there right now, alison, yes. >> do you know if there's going to be extra security on hand there when snowden lands in moscow? >> reporter: at this stage, we're not sure. we're not getting a lot of comment from the russian government precisely about what they know, what their intentions are. they're aware of the media report that snowden is inbound to the russian capital at this moment, but they are not saying what they know about his intentions or how they will respond to them. throughout the story, if you like, since snowden's identity and his role in releasing this information had become public, russia had always been discussed as a possible country where snowden could flee to to try to remain beyond the reach of the united states, and throughout that time russia has been
noncommittal on just how it would respond to that possibility. it's always said that, in the event it receives formal asylum application from him, it would be considered on its merits, on its fact. so not promising to help him practically in any way, but at the same time not ruling out it would assist him. >> so you're alluding to this, phil, this isn't the first time we've heard russia mentioned in connection with snowden. what are the chances he's staying there? could the police there maybe detain him or try to talk to him when he's there? >> reporter: they could certainly in theory. there would be very little or nothing to stop them from doing so. i think it is just a question of whether or not they would be prepared to and deal with the consequences, the ramifications of those actions. if only to take advantage of his presence here in the country, spend time with him, to interview him more than to assist him in any specific way. there would be political fallout from that.
the question is whether russia is willing to aggravate its relationship with the united states to some degree for the information they believe they would get from assisting edward snowden. >> phil black in moscow, thanks. for more on what snowden's departure from hong kong means for the u.s., i want to bring in white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, this certainly changes extradition plans. what happens now? is >> reporter: it really does. it just complicates the whole situation. this is not what the white house had wanted. this is a busy week for the president. he is headed overseas for an extended trip to africa on tuesday. he plans to be focusing on climate change, and now his administration has to deal with this diplomatic situation of trying to get snowden back to the u.s. officials were fairly confident in their request to have snowden extradited back to the u.s., and that request that was made to hong kong officials, they believe that, based on this agreement that the u.s. has with
hong kong to surrender fugitive offenders, that he would have been returned. some very strong words from administration officials yesterday urging hong kong to essentially act quickly. administration officials saying, if they don't act soon, it would complicate the bilateral relations between the u.s. and hong kong and it would raise questions about hong kong's commitment to the rule of law. there were concerns already based on that statement from a senior administration official that hong kong perhaps was not willing to hand him over even though officials were expressing confidence. so unclear what the next move will be. presumably, officials here waiting to find out exactly what that democratic nation, as a statement points out, will be that accepts snowden. >> okay. dan lothian at the white house, thanks. supporters of snowden gave white house minority leader nancy pelosi a mouthful.
she was speaking at a white house event yesterday when she mentioned snowden and got this reaction. >> as far as snowden, to be in disagreement with you, he did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents. we don't know -- [ boos ] >> i understand. i understand. >> pelosi with that net roots nation. it's a gathering of liberal activists and bloggers. before the comments you just heard, pelosi actually got a standing ovation. now to other stories making news this morning. in dayton, ohio, investigators are on their way to check out why a stunt plane took a sudden dive into the ground. spectators at an air show were devastated when the biplane burst into flames. it's a stunt that veteran wing walker jane wicker and her pilot have performed before. >> watch this. jane wicker sitting on top of the world. >> but this time something went terribly wrong. >> it was coming right for us. i could see something was going
wrong. i was almost ready to tell everybody to get out of the way. >> wicker and her pilot were in the middle of a maneuver when the plane suddenly plunged to the ground and exploded in flames. they both died. spectators described what they saw. >> is all i seen was the plane rolled over and hit the ground. no way they could make that turn. just flipped straight over and hit the ground. >> i went to get my friend. look at this plane. it's just so low. it looked like the plane started wobbling, and they just got way too low and just crashed. >> the faa will now try to determine what happened. officials with the dayton air show suspended the remaining performances as spectators remained in shock. >> terrible. i never seen it happen before. we never expect to see something like that happen. it's awful. just terrifies you. >> and the air show will go on as planned today. here are some pictures of jane wicker in action. she began her wing walker career on a whim back in 1990.
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called perigee, which means it's closest to earth. but that at the same time we have a full moon makes is more special. it's 221,000 miles from earth, which relatively isn't that far, so it's 17,000 miles closer than it typically is. it's all relative. there you go. this is what we're seeing this morning. how much brighter? it's about 14% bigger and 30% brighter, and it's really at this very moment what makes it so special is where it is now at the horizon line, which makes it even more vibrant than if you'd seen it two or three or four hours ago higher in the sky, alison. >> look at it. i walked out this morning, and it really just lights up the night, doesn't it? >> it does although i've read online people are saying a little disappointed going out there with all the hype. what's so super? it is brighter. it's bigger. don't expect to feel like you're on top of it. but it is kind of cool. so if you get the time, put on your coffee and go out and take a look. it does certainly illuminate the
sky, that's for sure. on a dark street, you can really see the difference. >> alexandra steel, thanks. >> sure. have a great day. taking you around the world. we start in brazil, where protesters took to the streets in more than 20 cities on saturday despite assurances their concerns will be addressed. some brazilians are concerned about lavish spending for the upcoming world cup and olympic games. they say the needs of the people have been neglected. to qatar now, where secretary of state john kerry is casting doubt on the future of u.s. talks with the taliban, saying they need to, quote, get back on track in order to push forward. talks were supposed to happen this week in doha, but the u.s. is waiting for a taliban response on a date. now to canada's alberta province where rivers are bursting at their seams, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate so far. now the rush of water is targeting even more communities. three people have died in the floodwater. in some neighborhoods, boats are parked like cars, and cars are underwater. cnn's paula newton is in calgary to get a close-up look.
>> reporter: the calgary stampede, billed as the greatest outdoor show on earth, now has some competition. the flood of 2013. it's been record breaking, and, yes, heart breaking. the fairgrounds, the chuckwagon stalls, the viewing stands -- no match for the potent mix of two teeming rivers spilling their banks. there has been a menacing pace to this flood, raging waters. flash flooding has kept rescuers busy for days and rendered the very heart of canada's energy capital powerless. here in downtown calgary, one of the hardest hit areas is going to take days to get this city up and running again. this is why. you can see the kind of flooding that's been suffered here downtown. at a substation here in one of the basements, a major one providing power, completelied flooed right now. they need to get that substation cleaned out and ready to go again if they're going to be back in business here. i want you to come with me to
see what the hydro teams are now doing. they're trying to suck the water out through the manhole covers. the more water they can take out of these man holes, the less likely it will be the basements will flood, and they'll be able to dry out the substations. >> more than 100,000 people have been evacuated so far through southern alberta and counting. the mayor of calgary says they've turned the corner, but this emergency isn't over yet. >> i can't control mother nature. god is pouring from a teapot, and we've only got a tea cup to catch it. >> reporter: and with that, mayor nenshi vows within two weeks these flooded fairgrounds will be dried out and restored so the calgary stampede can once again be the only spectacle along the river bank. alison, that's a police car there. i'll show you why the mayor is
optimistic. if you're looking at the police car in that area, it's dried out a bit. the water was up to the windshield. as you can see now, the water slowly but surely is receding. the problem is downstream, alison, in a place called furiously.at, sandbagging they've evacuated 10,000 people and could yet have more damage downstream. the city behind me, alison, could be into midweek before it's back to normal. it will take weeks to actually restore power and get a lot of those basements and everything dried out. alison? >> just incredible pictures. paula newton, thank you. paula deen serving up controversy, but her fans say they aren't ready to turn their back on the celebrity cook. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+.
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it's been a rough week for paula deen. the food network has opted not to renew her contract after she revealed in a lawsuit deposition that she has used the "n" word in the past. the queen of southern cooking made an appeal directly to her audience via a message on youtube. >> your color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me, but it's what's in the heart, and my family and i try to live by that. i am here to say, i am so sorry. >> deen started her tv career on the food network back in 2002, hosting paula's best dishes. she also owns a very successful
restaurant in savannah called lady and sons, and it was at that restaurant that her fans gathered to show their support after the controversy. >> was it right? no. she could have used another term, but, hey, it was a mistake that she made. >> she made a mistake, and she probably shouldn't have said that, but she has apologized. i think maybe we ought to take that for what it's worth. it sounds like it was sin veer. >> i think it's a learning lesson for her and a learning lesson for people that do forgive. i will forgive her. >> deen releaseded a statement reflecting on her time at the food network saying, "i have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shared with me the most touching and personal stories. this would not have been possible without the food network." maria sharapova versus serena williams. the matches haven't even started, but the top two seeds at wimbledon are firing verbal shots at each other. it all began with williams'
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bottom of the hour. welcome back. i'm alison kosik. here's five things you need to know. number one is the whereabouts of edward snowden. the nsa leaker left hong kong earlier this morning. he's on his way to russia apparently with a legal team from wikileaks. russia is only expected to be a stopover. we're going to have a live report in a minute. number two, the taliban taking credit for an attack on tourists in pakistan. gunmen opened fire the at a small hotel around midnight, killing nine people. pakistan's interior minister says the attackers abducted two local guides to find out where foreigners were staying. the victims were from china and ukraine. number three, federal investigators are expected to take a closer look at this crash at an air show in dayton, ohio. the biplane slammed into the ground just after it rolled over
with a wing walker on board. the stuntwoman and the pilot were both killed. the air show is going on as planned today. at number four, the u.s. supreme court is set to issue four historic rulings in the next week. two cases are on same-sex marriage. california's proposition 8 and the federal government's defense of marriage act. then there's a case on affirmative action and one on the voting rights act. the judges have already secretly voted on the issues but don't announce what days the rulings come out. number five, the state of new jersey will fly all american and state flags at half staff tomorrow. the executive order by governor chris christie will honor famed actor and new jersey native james godolfini, who died last week of a heart attack. edward snowden is due to land in russia any time now. let's go live to hong kong and cnn international correspondent nic robertson. nic, how did he get out of hong
kong? >> reporter: he got out really simply, which is a surprise for a lot of people here, alison. he got on a commercial airline bound for moscow. how did that happen? hong kong authorities here were saying the united states didn't give them enough legal information to allow them to issue a provisional arrest warrant, which is what the united states asked for late on friday. they're saying for that reason there was no arrest warrant. he wasn't on a watch list. he was a free man, free to leave the country. one legal analyst does tell me he's absolutely shocked. he's been following this case closely. he said the legal necessities for hong kong to issue an arrest warrant have been very, very simply that edward snowden was in hong kong and that the united states wanted to prosecute him. both are things -- both these things, he said, were very clear. we've also learned the hong kong authorities not only letting edward snowden, it appears, leave but now also saying they're sending a letter to the united states government asking why and how computers in hong kong and china were hacked by
the nsa, alison. >> what is the word on his next stop? i mean, after russia. >> reporter: yeah, well, he's clearly getting a lot of help from julian assange, the founder of wikileaks and the whole wikileaks organization. we've had this statement in the last 20, 25 minutes or so from wikileaks, and i'm going to read you something from it, which gives us perhaps the best detail we've had so far. it says "mr. edward snowden was left hong kong legally. he is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for purposes of asylum and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisers from wikileaks. mr. snowden requested that mr. wikileaks use its legal expertise to assure his safety. wups mr. snowden arrives at his financial destination, his request will be formally processed." the hint here is that moscow, where his plane is due to touchdown in the next hour, is not snowden's final destination. he's set to go somewhere else.
not precisely clear where that is. alison? this could change the course of the george zimmerman murder trial. the judge ruled testimony from the state's two voice experts who analyzed who was screaming in the background of the 911 calls, that it cannot be used. cnn legal correspondent jean casarez with live in sanford, florida. this is not good for the prosecution's case, but just how bad is it? >> reporter: it will change their opening statements definitely. the prosecution in giving their opening statements will not say, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you will hear expert testimony on whose voice is on that 911 call, but they may say you will hear from the people that knew the voice the best of trayvon martin, and those are his parents, and they will tell you that was the voice of trayvon. so the prosecution still has that because both parents have said it was trayvon, but the defense could counter by saying the father of george zimmerman
said that is george, and george zimmerman himself has said, if this comes before the jury in an excited utterance minutes after this happened to law enforcement, i was crying out for help, but no one came to help me. >> this was key, though, right? >> reporter: this was key for the prosecution in the sense that expert testimony is expert testimony, and jurors can rely upon it from someone that just has esteem in the area. but a judge ruled that at this point, although speaker identification is done through the process of science that can be justified and relied upon, this was scream identification, and when you think about the call and the screams, there is nothing in the scientific community to determine how reliable this was. when you heard the theories of the prosecution experts, some people really had to scratch their heads. so maybe this is better for the prosecution. >> jean, thank you.
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before a truck crashed into his bus in jerusalem. the accident left him paralyzed. a year later he's walking. but he's split down the middle. prager wanted answers, so he tracked down the truck driver that crashed into him. he said the accident was god's will, but prager disagreed. >> i wish to tell him that one doesn't have to say a bad thing is good. a crash is from god. a crash is good. a broken neck is good. one can say that a bad thing sucks, but that this natural world still has many glories. >> josh prager joins us now from new york. he's the author of "half life, reflections from jerusalem on a broken neck," available on amazon. josh, good morning to you. tell us why you struggled with the idea that the crash was god's will. >> first of all, thank you for having me. i think it's a difficult thing to have to say thank you to a god for leaving you paralyzed or
leaving your life compromised and more difficult. i grappled with this, like everyone else does, for many years. personally, i have a mom who is sick. so it was always difficult for me to reconcile the fact that a good person was suffering. and then when it was even more personal, when i was the one who was initially quadriplegic and then limping along, the questions were even more immediate. >> you know how some people say some things happen for a reason, do you believe that? >> well, the answer is no. it was interesting. in the beginning, when my accident happened, i kept getting better, particularly on the jewish sabbath, when people were praying for me. it was almost funny. the doctors and nurses would say what came back this saturday? and i would tell them. it was very comforting for me, and i was content to sort of leave aside the questions that that presented. but then i started thinking more about it, and i said, well, if i'm going to be thankful to god for getting better, i obviously also need to hold god accountable for having had my
neck break in the first place. all the while while i was getting better, there was a man one room over who was an orthodox rabbi to boot who was also being prayed for and wasn't getting better. i started to tell myself you have to be consistent in your thinking, and there was a word that came to represent this for me. the word is paredolia, and it means that people perceive pattern or meaning where it does not exist. don't perceive pattern or meaning where it does not exist. >> how do you describe the connection to god today? >> well, it's interesting. religion is obviously the province of god, and i love religion. i grew up in a traditional jewish home, and i'm still a traditional jew, and what i love, particularly other traditions and the learning. so my connection to religion is very strong. it's a big, big part of my life, and one of the beautiful things that i learned while being in the hospital for so long and i continued to see all these years is what we need most of all is
community. we need to feel connected. religion, of course, is a community, and it's a way for us to feel connected. but do i believe in god? no. i would call myself an agnostic because it's hard to say that what we don't know cannot exist. so i'm more comfortable calling myself agnostic than an atheist, but i don't believe. >> what do you really think caused the crash? >> what do i think caused the crash? it's interesting. when i met the other people who were involved in the crash, meaning the man himself who caused it and the other people who were passengers with me in the crash and also the widow of the man who died in the crash, all of them said, god is the one who caused it. and that is initially comforting to me too because there's a reason for it. but then i looked a little more closely and, well, the driver had had 26 driving violations by the age of 25. that's one. it was a very steep and dangerous road. that's two. it was actually called the turn of the street of death in
hebrew -- of blood. excuse me. and also, my seat didn't have a headrest. so when my head snapped back, my neck could break. so things that had once seemed only possible as a result of some god were actually the inevitable consequence of just simple bad driving conditions. >> why did you feel such a compulsion to go ahead and track down the man who broke your neck? >> you know, i think, as i said in that clip that you played, when something bad happens, we have a choice. we can either say it's bad or it's good. if it's good, of course, it comes frommed god. if it's bad, it's bad. what comforted me as a person who felt it was bad was i wanted to be just not so passive victim. to know more helped me. i could sort of exert agency over this difficult thing, and one of the ways to know more was to find all of the people who have been involved in it. >> josh prager, thank you so much for your time this morning. if you'd like to see more stories on faith, be sure to
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starbucks expected to raise prices by 1%. they're also going to start posting calorie counters so you can see how much you're drinking in calories. wednesday, president obama and the first family departing on a trip to africa. they're going to visit senegal, south africa, tanzania. obama is expected to meet with leaders to discuss expanding trade and investment. friday, if you're a comedy fan, the movie "the heat," the buddy cop film opening in theaters stars sandra bullock and melissa mccarthy. there's a full-on man hunt for nsa leaker edward snowden. we're all waiting to see where he's going to land. let's bring in host of cnn's "state of the union" candy crowley. candy, the u.s. government said they were confident that hong kong would cooperate in turning over snowden. now that he was able to leave that country legally, does this look like a black eye for the government? >> for the u.s. government? well, it certainly does say something about the extent of their influence on hong kong at this point. they're basically pretty good
bilateral relationships have be been. the government yesterday issued a pretty strong statement to hong kong saying, we expect them to live up to the treaty. if they didn't, it would harm bilateral relations. there certainly was a strong push to influence hong kong. you get the sense that hong kong didn't want to be between the u.s. government and its own citizens, who may be angry about revelations that the u.s. has a long arm of spying. but whatever the rationale, hong kong did not pay attention to what were clearly huge pushes from the obama administration. >> so what kind of diplomatic impact could other countries face if they harbor snowden? >> well, i don't know what -- the diplomatic impact, you know, is nil on a country that doesn't have an extradition treaty with the united states. if there is influence with one that does -- and hong kong does
under sort of its own separate government within china, does have an extradition treaty with the u.s. so there's that. but my sense is from reading what we're hearing from wikileaks and others, that mr. snowden is headed for a place that does not have an extradition treaty with the united states, in which case, you wait. >> so there is one congressman who's been adamantly against the leaks, senator rand paul, and you have an exclusive interview with him. what do you plan to discuss? >> we're going to talk about how far he has been sympathetic to those who are sympathetic with edward snowden, what he did. he, in particular, rand paul, has been critical of the expanse of what the nsa is doing. while he said, yes, edward snowden broke the law, he understands in a certain sense what prompted snowden to do this. so we want to talk about what he
thinks about where snowden should end up. let's face it, snowden has been charged with spying and theft of government property here in the u.s., and there are mixed feelings because there certainly are folks in the u.s., nancy poe lessee, the speaker of the house, got booed last night when she talked about how snowden had broken the law. there are mixed feelings about what he's done. we want to get his take on that and also senator chuck schumer to see what he's thinking at this point about the flight of edward snowden. >> candy crowley, thank you. stay right here for "state of the union," which starts at the top of the hour, 9:00 a.m. eastern here on cnn. maria sharapova versus serena williams. matches haven't even gotten started, but the top two seeds at wimbledon are firing verbal shots at each other. sharapova making headlines for her tough remarks this weekend. you'll hear it next. erica had a rough day.ann] good thing she's got the citi simplicity card. it doesn't charge late fees or a penalty rate, ever. because she's got other things to stress about.
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time now for the good stuff. it's the part of the show we feature stories about some of the good news out there. first up, candace scott, a teacher from college station, texas. she's unemployed, really down on her luck. all that changed when she ran over a plastic bag in the street. what was in it? more than $20,000 in $100 bills. she could have pocketed ethe money. instead she noticed a chase logo. she drove it to the local branch and turned it in to a shocked employee. >> i just told her, this has your bank's name on it. i found it in the middle of the street. she said, if there's ever
anything chase can do for you, please don't hesitate to call us. i thought about turning around and saying, find me a job. >> who knows? they may. for her trouble, candace gets a $500 gift card and a thank you note. and an incredible save in brooklyn, new york. a toddler fell two stories from a fire escape, bounced off an awning, and right into the arms of christina tortorey, the daugr of legendary yankees manager joe torrey. >> honestly, i didn't feel his weight. it was effortless. i was very surprised because i wasn't sure about that. he felt as light as a feather, and it was easy to hold him. again, i just think i kicked into gear, and whatever forces behind me just made sure i did what needed to be done. >> is the boy's parents were charged with reckless endangerment. child protective services took the couple's three other kids into their custody.
the chicago plaqblackhawks taking a giant step towards winning a stanley cup with a win on their home ice. >> big time players come out in big games. six years ago yesterday, the chicago blackhawks drafted patrick kane number one overall, and, boy, he was the difference last night scoring not one, but two big goals. the first came 17 minutes into the first period. that gave chicago the 1-0 lead. then in the second period, kane had another putback opportunity, and he converted again. the blackhawks would go on to win last night 3-1. so here we are. another stanley cup championship is in reach for chicago. they can close it out with the win in boston monday night. >> this is what you work for all year, all summer. when you're training throughout the year at training camp, whatever it may be, this is what you work for, this opportunity.
we've got to seize the moment and take advantage of it. danish driver allen simonsin was killed during the 24 hours of le mans saturday. it happened less than ten minutes into the race. he was immediately treated at the scene of the crash and then taken to the hospital where he died shortly afterwards. allen simonsen was only 33 years old. despite the tragedy, the track always runs the 24-hour race. le mans has never been stopped, dating back to 1923. serena williams drew a lot of hit this week for comments in a "rolling stone" article commenting on the steubenville, ohio rape case. she also took a shot at what many assumed to be maria sharapova. sharapova fired back at a news conference yesterday. >> if she wants to talk about something personal, we should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend who's married and getting a divorce and has kids.
we should talk about other things but not draw attention to other things. she has so much in her life and many positives. i think that's what it should be about. >> it's a war of words. we'll see how it goes. that's your bleacher report update. >> thanks, joe carter. thanks for watching today. again, we'll have more on edward snowden on "state of the union" with candy crowley. i'm candy crowley in washington with the breaking news we're following. admitted leaker edward snowden is on the move. he left from hong kong overnight and may now be in the air over russia. we want to go to moscow at this point and bring in cnn's phil black. phil, thanks for joining us. tell us what you know right now about, "a," whether snowden is headed there and where he may be headed to.